Specific relating to Death, Serious/Life Changing Injury

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Dear Office for National Statistics,

In the public interest, I would like to request a number of statistics relating to Death, Serious Injury and Life Changing Injury in the following areas, relating to the years 2020 and 2021:

All statistics and areas are required for The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland only.

Rivers and Canals
Inshore Waters
Flooding
Derelict and unused buildings
Unsafe structures
Used buildings
Caves
Building sites
Mountainous Regions
Forests and Wooded areas
Coastal Areas
Canyons and Valleys
Confined Spaces

Or involving;

Large machinery
Inshore recreational boats, canoes or water activities
Abseiling
Rock climbing
Hiking
Mountaineering
Mountain Biking
Cave exploration
Camping or exploration
Misadventure
Working in unsafe environments
Weather related
Natural Disaster

Thank you for your time, I appreciate that this is a long list!

Yours faithfully,

Robert Bailey

Dear Office for National Statistics,

In relation to my request, could you please include the years 2018 and 2019 across all aspects.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Bailey

system@share.ons.gov.uk,

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Our Reference: FOI/2022/4200

 

Dear Robert,

 

Thank you for your email requesting data pertaining to Death, Serious
Injury and Life Changing Injuries.

 

I am writing to confirm that the Office for National Statistics has now
completed its search for the information which you requested and the
response can be found here:

You asked:

​FOI Ref: FOI/2022/4200

I would like to request a number of statistics relating to Death, Serious
Injury and Life Changing Injury in the following areas, relating to the
years 2020 and 2021:

All statistics and areas are required for The United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Northern Ireland only.

Rivers and Canals

Inshore Waters

Flooding

Derelict and unused buildings

Unsafe structures

Used buildings

Caves

Building sites

Mountainous Regions

Forests and Wooded areas

Coastal Areas

Canyons and Valleys

Confined Spaces

Or involving;

Large machinery

Inshore recreational boats, canoes or water activities Abseiling Rock
climbing Hiking Mountaineering Mountain Biking Cave Exploration Camping or
exploration Misadventure Working in unsafe environments Weather related
Natural Disaster.

In relation to my request, could you please include the years 2018 and
2019 across all aspects.

 

Our response:

​Thank you for your enquiry,

We are responsible for the production of mortality data for England and
Wales, this is driven by information collected from the death certificate
at death registration. National Records Scotland (NRS) and Northern
Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) are responsible for
statistics pertaining to Scotland and Northern Ireland. They can be
contacted
at [1][email address] and [2][email address] respectively.

ONS do not hold information on serious and life changing injuries.

Statistics on accidents in a working environment can be obtained from
the [3]Health and Safety Executive.

Statistics on accidents involving water can be found at the [4]National
Water Safety forum.

Our mortality data is taken from the information provided on death
certificates. The death certificate used in England and Wales is
compatible with that recommended by World Health Organisation. It is set
out in two parts. Part I gives the condition or sequence of conditions
leading directly to death, while Part II gives details of any associated
conditions that contributed to the death but are not part of the causal
sequence.

When we receive the data, we use computer algorithms to apply rules which
increase the consistency and improve the international and temporal
comparability of mortality statistics. Therefore, we can only report on
what is recorded on the death certificate during this process.

Unfortunately, the data we receive from the death certificate does not
always provide information on the place of the death or where the accident
occurred in is as much detail as you require.

More information about the information included on the death certificate
and our death registration process can be found in our mortality
statistics user guide, accessible via the following link: [5]User Guide to
Mortality Statistics.

Data for deaths registered up to December 2020 is available in
our [6]21^st Century Mortality publication or the [7]NOMIS online query
tool. Using ICD10 Version 2016 codes listed in the [8]WHO International
classification for diseases Chapter XX, you can extract data for deaths
that have involved:

Falls

Drowning

Exposure to mechanical forces

Extreme hot or cold weather

Boating accidents

Building collapse

Confined/Trapped in a low oxygen environment

Alternatively, we can offer you a bespoke tabulation of the above. It is
possible perform a search of the coroner text to look for the terms laid
out in your query, but we would not advise this as the results are likely
to be a large under representation as we cannot guarantee that the
location information would be recorded.

These bespoke data requests are outside of the FOI framework and are
available to order from the HALE Customer services team and are subject to
disclosure control, legal frameworks, resources and subject
to [9]agreement to costs, where applicable. Please
contact [10][email address] to access this service.

 

 

 

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5. https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationa...
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7. https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/datasets/mortsa
8. https://icd.who.int/browse10/2016/en
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11. http://ons.gov.uk/coronavirus